"If there is a single thread running through the whole story of the Reformation, it is the explosive and renovative and often disintegrating effect of the Bible, put into the hands of the commonality and interpreted no longer by the well-conditioned learned, but by the faith and delusion, the...
This is a video about reading and writing, Moses and Joshua, Bible translation and church planting—and what they all have to do with each other. It's about being able to access God's Word, and a primary way God intended for that to happen.
The video was recorded last month at...
"Rise up, O men of God! His Kingdom tarries long: Bring in the day of brotherhood, and end the night of wrong." —William Merrill
"God is no further—and no closer—than the language of common discourse, which makes translation a safeguard against believers becoming strangers to God and to one another, and against reducing believers to the status only of clients; translation exists to define the ground of our adoption as God...
We feel like language is becoming a means of communication rather than just a wall of noise. It feels good being functional and not a total outsider linguistically.
"Translating the Bible into the common language of common people is an uncommon challenge that produces an uncommon reward." —William Barrick
May was a busy month here at State College, PA. But what an enjoyable sort of busyness! Three major events took our focus and built to a climax during the last weekend.
"Satan may build a hedge about us and fence us in and hinder our movements, but he cannot roof us in and prevent our looking up."—Hudson Taylor
Today we are moving into our second day of Orientation for new members. We have a full agenda with introduction to all things ABT, and even some time slotted for working in the prayer garden—getting ready for the crowds coming next week. It's exciting to jump into preliminary Bible Translation...
Many Bible translation projects focus on the needs of very small people groups. Some of these minority languages have only a few thousand speakers. Is it right to invest so much in a major project like Bible translation for so few people?